Tools and molds are the backbone of the manufacturing industry. Cutting the tools for a production run can be among the most expensive costs associated with production. Even before mass production and prior to the advent of rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing, building a functional prototype was costly and time-consuming, putting it out of reach for many entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises.
However, rapid tooling is quickly becoming a cost-effective and lean option for…
Source URL: Rapid Tooling for Production Parts: Lower Cost, Faster Time to Market
Source Website: Advance Engineering – Engineering.com